EWS expands to APAC, appoints Australian managing director

Thursday, 19 August, 2021

EWS expands to APAC, appoints Australian managing director

EWS Ltd has announced that it is incorporating in Australia with the launch of EWS (Asia Pacific). EWS is a global innovation consultancy operating in the multi-domain arena, providing clients with global solutions to solve complex and overwhelming problems. Led by an Australian managing director who will take up their post from 1 September 2021, the Canberra-based EWS (AP) team will be supporting the whole of government, defence, intelligence and security clients in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia Pacific, bringing specialist skills to help build regional capability.

Jon Gower, EWS CEO, noted that the company’s specialist teams have been providing vendor-neutral consultancy, intelligence and training support to governments, defence and security teams dealing with global threats, counter terrorism and near-peer conflict since 2009. Gower added that incorporating in Australia is a natural step forward for the company, providing the Group with a strong foundation to develop a team of specialists, centred on Australia, with reach across the whole Asia Pacific region.

DSM brigadier (Retired) Jono Beesley said the establishment of EWS (AP) is a significant addition to Australia’s sovereign intelligence capability. “As the former Commander of the ADF Joint Counter Improvised Threat Task Force where EWS’ products provided critical Open Source Threat Intelligence, I saw first-hand the game-changing operational benefits EWS delivered to operational planning and threat mitigation,” Beesley said.

Despite the global pandemic, EWS has experienced growth and demand from governments, defence, national and domestic security, justice and corporate entities across the world, which has led to its decision to launch EWS (AP) in Australia to better service the needs of the Asia Pacific region. EWS (AP) can provide unbiased and honest advice for governments, global organisations, commercial businesses, and those operating in the defence sector, or working in national and domestic security. Unique in its approach and application, EWS will deliver proactive support, unique insights and recommendations to improve operations and meet client budgets and deadlines.

“We think it’s vital for the future of citizens and communities across Asia Pacific that we help to build a sovereign capability that is proactive rather than reactive, using all available intelligence to guide decision-making and create an adaptive approach for tomorrow’s threats, not yesterday’s. The EWS Group is very proud as we launch into Australia and look forward to building collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships within the defence, intelligence and security communities,” Gower said.

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